On Thursday, August 25, 2022, EDPMA filed a comment letter with CMS on the Conditions of Participation for Rural Emergency Hospitals (REH) and Critical Access Hospital conditions of participation updates. The letter can be found here.
In particular, we support comments and recommendations on a notable omission from the CoP’s as published.
EDPMA urges CMS to provide an enrollment option for those CAHs or rural hospitals that otherwise meet the REH eligibility criteria but closed subsequent to December 27, 2020 to enroll as an REH.
Paul Hudson, ACUTE CARE, INC./ERx’s COO, serves on the EDPMA subcommittee tasked with formulating this letter and a forthcoming letter regarding REH payment, enrollment, and quality reporting policies discussed in the calendar year (CY) 2023 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule.
ACUTE CARE, INC. is a National Rural Hospital Association (NRHA) member and we have been monitoring that organization’s worthy efforts in responding with authority to the published CoP’s and OPPS rule through their excellent Grassroots Advocacy Forum collaboration platform.